Army Troops Begin Mobile Patrols, Static Duties, Vehicle Checks &
[April 25 2019]
Army Officers and Other Ranks
across the country after the
gazette notification conferred
the powers of search, detention
or arrest without warrant any
person on members of the armed
forces, immediately took up
position around the country on
the instructions of respective
Commanders of Security Forces,
General Officers Commanding and
Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) on the
directions of Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander, Security
Forces - West has deployed 37 Officers and 1783 Other Rankers in the
general areas of Katuwapitiya, Malwana, Minuwangoda, Kohuwala,
Kalubowila, Dehiwala, Mattakkuliya, Dematagoda, Panadura, Battaramulla,
Rathmalana, Kesbewa, Hanwella, Puttalama, Wennappuwa, Dankotuwa,
Koswatta, Bandaragama, Horana, Kegalle, Warakapola, Ratnapura, Kuruwita
and Balangoda etc.
Those troops while providing security to churches and
religious places in Negombo, Colombo, Ratmalana, Dehiwala, Kolonnawa,
Rajagiriya, Maharagama, Talangama, Chilaw, Marawila, Kalpitiya, Talawila,
Eluwankulama, Dummalasooriya, Kurunegala, Kurana, Kuliyapitiya,
Nikaweratiya, Potuhera, Polgahawela, Wariyapola, Galle, Hiniduma,
Gintota, Hirimbura, Dewata, Weligama, Matara, Aturaliya, Akuressa,
Kotapola, Horagoda, Balapitiya, Panapitiya, Godapitiya, Kapuwatta,
Beruwala, Alutgama, Polkotuwa, Kalutara, Ingiriya, Gurugoda,
Rambukkanagama, Kegalle, Rambukkana, Bulathkohupitiya, Warakapola,
Yatiyantota, Dummaladeniya, Mawanella, Kotiyakumbura, Ruwanwella,
Aheliyagoda, Balangoda, Kahawatta, Tunkama, Udawalawa, etc have now
begun foot patrols, vehicle patrols and static patrols in all major
cities and suburbs.
Those foot patrols cover railway stations, churches, temples, power
stations, state buildings, hospitals, hotels, bus stands, television
centres, oil tanks, water tanks, water purifying centres, highways,
public markets, bridges, Police stations and all other vulnerable points
in close coordination with sister services and the Police.
In addition, all embassies and diplomatic missions
have also been provided necessary security.
Meanwhile, Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E)
has deployed 45 officers and 1136 other rankers in most central areas of
the Eastern province on the directions of Major General Aruna Jayasekara,
Commander, Security Forces - East (SF-E) in order to provide security to
all types of important installations as specified above in the general
areas of Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Kalladi, Punani, Vakarei, Taravikulam,
Ampara, Akkaraipattu, Komari, Pottuvil, Vavunathivu, Manampitiya,
Thirukkkovil, Mahaoya, Malwatta, Nilaweli, Thiriyaya, Dehiwatta, Kantale,
Verugal, Kinniya, Morawewa, Muthur, Kalmunai, Pasikudah, and Thopur.
Likewise, troops of all Divisions and Brigades have begun road blocks,
sentry points, mobile patrols and static duties.
Similarly, 52 officers and 970 troops under the
Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) on the guidelines given by
Major General Kumudu Perera, Commander, Security Forces - Wanni (SF-W)
have provided a comprehensive security blanket to important and populous
areas in the Wanni region including Anuradhapura, Vavuniya, Mannar,
Gajasinhapura, Kalladi, Manthottam, Pesalei, Kokeliya, Kanagarayamkulam,
Nawakkulam, Echchankulam, Wellankulam, Nandankadal, Padaviya,
Kachchanamaradamadu, Galkulama, Welioya, Helabawewa and Wediwattakallu.
Wanni troops are providing security to Anuradhapura
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweli Seya, Bishop Houses, Mosques, Kovils,
Churches, etc and have begun mobile patrols, vehicle checks and static
duties in the general areas of Anuradhapura, Vavuniya Thisawewa,
Vijayapura, Kalettewa, Hidogama, Nelubewa, Nachchaduwa, Shrawasthipura,
Puttalam Juction, Old bus station, Kekirawa, Thanthirimale,
Galenbindunuwewa, Dunumadalawa, Nochchiyagama, Madu Junction, Omanthai,
Periyathampanai, Poonthottam, Puliyankulam Junction, Kokeliya,
Irappankulam, Ichchankulam, Nikawewa, Yakawewa, Halmillewa, Thalgahawewa,
Nochchikulam, Marathodai, Thalgahawewa, etc. In addition, they are
conducting vehicle checks throughout day and night with the
participation of sister services and Policemen.
Likewise, the Security Force Headquarters -
Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on the instructions of Major General Vijitha
Ravirpiya, Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi (SF-KLN) has
deployed 10 Officers and 491 Other Rankers in the general areas of
Kilinochchi town, Mankulam, Dharmapuram, Paranthan, Iranamadu, Poonakari,
Mallavi, Thunukkai, Pooneryn, Verawil, Akkarayankulam, Aiyankulam and
other areas under the 57, 65, 66 Divisions and Brigades.
Kilinochchi troops while providing security to all
important places as specified in other areas are continuing foot patrols
and conducting vehicle checks and random road blocks.
In the meantime, 28 Officers and 454 Other Rankers of
the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on the directions
given by Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander, Security
Forces - Jaffna have intensified security arrangements in the general
areas of Jaffna, Kopay, Thelippalai, Alaweddi, Achchuweli, Muhamalai,
Iyakachchi, Kodikamam, Keeramalai, Kankasanthrai, Araly, Kareinagar,
Chavakachchai, Chunnakam, Navatkulim, Kaithady, Eluthumadduwal, Palai,
Elephant Pass, Maruthankeni, Allarai, Vallai, Vidaththapalai, Ellankulam,
Variththavillan and all other important areas.
In addition a number of sentry points, road blocks,
vehicle checks, mobile patrols and static duty points are now in
operation day and night with the participation of Officers and Other
Meanwhile, the Security Force Headquarters -
Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) following instructions given by Major General
Dushyantha Rajaguru, Commander, Security Forces - Mullaittivu (SF-MLT)
has taken steps to beef up security around all Churches, Mosques, Kovils
and other places of worship.
Mullaittivu troops also have begun to man sentry
points, static points, road blocks and mobile patrols in Mullaittivu
town, Alampil South, Uduppukulam, Kallapadu, Mulliyaweli, Kulamurippu,
Puthumattalan, Nanthikadal, Udayarkattu, Kohombagashandiya, Kokilai,
Vallaimadam and other specific areas.
Meanwhile, the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen)
on the directions of Major General Laksiri Waduge, Commander, Security
Forces - Central (SF-Cen) began their emergency duties in Kandy Badulla,
Diyatalawa, Hatton, Passara, Nanuoya, Nuwaraeliya, Moneragala, Digana,
Balagolla, Theldeniya, Atabage, Pallekele, Maberithenna, Mirahawatta,
Magastota, Bandarawela, Kotabowa, Bibila, Umaoya, Wellawaya,
Badalkumbura, Ampitiya, Thennekumbura, Peradeniya, Muruthalawa,
Bogambara, Asgiriya, Galagedara, Nawalapitiya, Pussellawa, Galaha,
Katugastota, Weerawila, Kataragama, Tangalle, Hambantota and other areas
under the responsibility of 11 Division, 12 Division, 111 Brigade, 121
Brigade and all Units under the SFHQ-Cen.
In the meantime, 53 Division Headquarters (Reserve
Force) at Inamaluwa, Dambulla, Air Mobile Brigade and 533 Brigade
separately deployed their troops in Embilipitiya, Matara, Puhulwella,
Bandarawela town, Kahagolla, Diyatalawa, Haputale, Wellawaya,
Kotaweheragala, Matale, Akurana, Katugastota, Marapana, Wattegama and
several other areas for conduct of mobile patrols, sentry points, road
blocks and random checks.